Shoreline City Manager Update Week of 9/28/15

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

City Manager Update Week of 9/28/15
Debbie Tarry, Shoreline City Manager

Council Meetings
September 21
        Dinner Meeting: Executive Session, Personnel: City Manager Evaluation. The Council is in the process of my annual performance evaluation.
        Business Meeting:
o   Presentation to Kids Move Challenge Winners: Three winners (selected randomly from all of the kids who entered) each received a scooter, pads, and a helmet graciously donated by Scott Phariss & Associates at the Windermere’s Shoreline office and the Kiwanis Club. The winners took their pictures with the Council and Scott Phariss and his associates to be used in an upcoming edition of Currents.
o   Proclamation of the Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry: Polly Terman, Weekend Backpack Program Director, accepted the proclamation.
o   Adoption of Resolution No. 377 – Prescribing Procedures Regarding the Transportation Corridor Study and Mitigations (Sponsored by Councilmember McConnell and Roberts): The adopted resolution provides that the City not take any action that is inconsistent with the 4,000 vehicle trips per day limit set out in Point Wells' Subarea Plan policy PW-12 and the City shall advocate positions consistent with all of the adopted policy provisions in the Point Wells Subarea Plan and the City's adopted Transportation Master Plan during Snohomish County's environmental review and/or permitting process for the proposed Point Wells development. Additionally, the resolution requires the City Manager to bring the final Transportation Corridor and Mitigation Plan related to a Point Wells development to Council to vote on the final plan. This resolution reinforces the process that City staff was already following in addressing the proposed Point Wells development permit application and environmental review process.
o   Discussion and Preliminary View of the 2016 Budget: Staff provided an update of the 2016 preliminary budget and related long-term financial projections. The City Manager will present the proposed budget to the City Council on October 12, with adoption scheduled for November 23, 2015. At this time the 2016 preliminary budget is balanced and continues to allocate resources that support the Council’s goals and priorities.
September 28 – No Meeting
October 5
        Business Meeting:
o   Proclamation for Great Washington ShakeOut Day: The Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place at 10:15 a.m. October 15, 2015. By participating in this drill, Shoreline residents can practice Drop-Cover-Hold procedures and assess their personal readiness and understanding of how to enhance their safety. Mr. Chuck Goodwin, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Shoreline School District, will be in attendance to receive the proclamation.
o   Discussion of and Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance No. 726 – Authorizing the City to Assume the Rights, Powers, Functions, Immunities and Obligations of the Shoreline Transportation Benefit District (TBD): Assumption of the TBD would eliminate the Shoreline TBD as a separate entity and promote efficiency in government operation and administration and eliminate potential public confusion about distinguishing the two entities. Assumption of the TBD does not impair or alter any existing rights, actions, activities, proceedings, or other provision of law relating to transportation benefit districts. On September 14, 2015, Council completed the first step in the assumption process by adopting Resolution No. 376, indicating the City’s intent to conduct a Public Hearing on the potential assumption. Tonight, Council is scheduled to discuss and hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 726, authorizing the City to assume the rights, powers, functions, immunities and obligations of the Shoreline TBD.
Meeting with Federal Delegation
The Mayor, Intergovernmental Relations Manager Scott MacColl, and I will be meeting with the City's Federal Legislative Representatives September 28 – 30 advocating for transportation funding tools, along with other important legislative issues for the City.

145th Multi-Modal Corridor Study Open House No. 2 – September 30th, 6:00 to 8:00p.m.
Staff sent a post card to all residents 10 blocks north (Shoreline) and 10 blocks south (Seattle) of 145th Street and to other interested parties that have signed up to receive notification. Yard signs have also gone up along the corridor regarding the Open House. All are invited and encouraged to attend this workshop. A staff presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. regarding the four concepts currently being evaluated for the corridor.

August Real Estate Excise Tax Revenues
The City continues to see strong year-over-year increases to number of transactions, transaction values, and tax collected. As of August, the City is ahead in total REET collected ($1,900,632) compared to whole of 2014 ($1,842,087). There was a decrease in the number of transactions, transaction value, and tax collected compared to July.

Seattle City Light/Interurban Trail Maintenance
Seattle City Light (SCL) has informed us that they are delaying vegetation removal on the west side of the Trail between 145th and 155th while doing additional outreach to concerned residents and affected property owners. SCL is currently doing “knock and talks” with all of the adjacent property owners along the trail. They plan to have a meeting with residents who expressed their concerns through e-mail or public testimony in the next few weeks.

Letter from Liquor and Cannabis Board
The Liquor and Cannabis Board recently sent the City a letter regarding their intent to begin accepting new applications for retail licenses October 12, 2015. We were a little surprised to see that the Board was advising to review local regulations prior to this time if local jurisdictions wanted to make changes in siting regulations. Staff contacted the Board and they explained that it will likely be at least 90 days after they start accepting applications (January 2016) before they would be awarding additional licenses. Staff had previously scheduled a Council discussion regarding Collective Garden Regulations for November 9. Staff will add a discussion on any potential additional siting regulations to this discussion.

Fircrest Master Plan
Last week staff became aware that the State budget included funds for Master Planning of Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center. Dan E. has contacted Case Moore of DSHS. Mr. Moore has indicated that this will be a review of the existing buildings with the goal to develop a plan that will accompany a future State funding request that makes clear which functions of the Center will be on-going for the long-term.

Calendar Items
September 30, Wednesday, 6pm, 145th Multimodal Corridor Open House, City Hall
September 30, Wednesday, 6pm, Kruckeberg Garden Party, Edmonds Yacht Club
December 5, Saturday, 9:3011:30am, Aurora Corridor Completion Celebration, City Hall


Anonymous,  September 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM  

Could the item about the Fircrest Master Plan be any more purposefully vague?

What's that's again about the purpose of the Light Rail upzones being to "protect the other existing single family residential neighborhoods in Shoreline?"

No area of Shoreline is safe from the over-development hungry hippo that is our City powers that be.

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